Registered in Singapore she was close on the heels of two French warships making use of the high tide.
She was built by Dalian SB Industry Co at their Dalian #1 Shipyard in China as Yard. No c6600-1 in 2011 and has a length of 286m, 40m beam and 76079 GT.
Kota Carum is owned by Pacific International Lines (PIL) which started operations in 1967 and has developed from a coastal shipowner/operator in Singapore to become one of the largest shipowners in South-east Asia. Today, it is ranked amongst the top container ship operators in the world, offering container liner services and multi-purpose services at over 500 locations in 95 countries worldwide.
As of May 2013, PIL owns or operates a fleet of 166 vessels with 11 new container vessels, 1 new multi-purpose vessel and 2 bulk carriers on order for delivery by December 2014.
PIL operates container liner services covering the whole of the Far East to Europe, Black Sea, Canada, the Indian sub-continent, Red Sea/Gulf, East Africa, South/West Africa, Australia, New Zealand, East Coast of South America and West Coast of USA. It also has a dedicated network of feeder services covering a comprehensive range of ports in South East Asia, the Bay of Bengal and the East Coast of India.
As a pioneer foreign shipping line that entered the China market in the 1960's, PIL presently offers its customers twenty container liner sailings a week out of China. It jointly owns and operates logistics centres in Ningbo, Shanghai, Wuxi and Xiamen.